ESV has changed its structure to deliver better technical and regulatory services to the gas, electricity and pipeline industries.Om 1 July the Gas Installation and Appliance Safety division merged with Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Safety to create a new division, Gas and Pipeline Safety. The Electricity Infrastructure Safety division and the Electrical Equipment and Electrical Installations sections also merged to create a new division, Electricity Safety. A new Risk and Assurance division has been established, reflecting the critical roles that data and information play in regulating Victoria's gas and electrical industries. An executive search is underway to appoint leaders for the new divisions. The Electrical Licensing and Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) sections will continue to be led by Neil Fraser. ESV director and CEO, Paul Fearon, said the restructure is the result of detailed reviews over the past 12 months.
"It's an exciting time to be a regulator as we are challenged by a range of issues including evolving technologies, renewable energy, climate change and our new responsibilities in administering the recently amended Bushfire Mitigation Regulations," said Mr Fearon.
"We have reviewed ESV's structure to ensure it remains a modern and effective safety regulator that meets the expectations of industry, communicate and government."ESV will continue to provide the same services to industry and members of the public. Paul Fearon ESV director and CEO
Reviewed 18 January 2023